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Jon Huntsman staff creates a hit piece about Huntsman & claims Ron Paul did it! ^ | Angel Clark

Posted on 01/07/2012 10:26:34 AM PST by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives

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To: jpsb

I didn’t say Paul was a kook.
I know all about Ron Paul.

21 posted on 01/07/2012 10:46:41 AM PST by lucky american (Latest Surveys show: 3 out of 4 people make up 3/4's of the world's population)
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To: Michael.SF.

Thanks for the link. When I got down to the part that Alan Colmes had an opinion, I completely forgave the Santorums for their tragedy.

22 posted on 01/07/2012 10:47:16 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Leader_Of_The _Conservatives
Have you seen this video? Turns out the Jon Huntsman smear ad, was made by Jon Huntsman's staff. They tried to make it look like it was made by Ron Paul's team, but there are numerous reasons why we can show it wasn't Paul's team!

This  Public Foum proves how easy it is to make things anonymously online and act as if it was someone else. 

In case the link ends up not working, I have pictures. Check out the slideshow! 

"Its just your computers cache. I deleted it."

Yeah, just ignore it... 

Also, The End Run states: 

 If you thought it would be impossible for Jon Huntsman and the Establishment media to stoop any lower than they already have in their attempts to marginalize and discredit Ron Paul, you thought wrong. Just last week, Huntsman’s campaign released a “tacky, glib ‘Twilight Zone’ attack ad in a desperate bid to steal Ron Paul voters“, in the words of’s Paul Joseph Watson.

Now, just days later, a ridiculous, pathetic joke of a video has been posted to YouTube entitled “John Huntsman’s Values”.   The one minute video, which was posted two days ago (Jan 4), features clips Huntsman speaking Mandarin, images of him with his adopted Chinese and Indian daughters, and Photoshopped images mixing Huntsman’s likeness with that of Mao Zedong.   (Huntsman was formerly a U.S. Ambassador to China.)  The video and images are interspersed with asinine captions questioning Huntsman’s faith and “American Values”, referencing his adopted daughters, and calling him “The Manchurian Candidate”.

An idiotic video if ever there was one, and one that would normally get virtually no attention except by people wanting to marvel at the stupidy.

Now for the rub:  The concluding caption is “American Values And Liberty… Vote Ron Paul”.  Starting to smell the stink yet?

The video was uploaded by a user called “NHLiberty4Paul” on Wednesday, January 4.  A quick look at the user’s channel page (archived here as a backup) shows that the account was created the exactly same day that the video was uploaded.  This brand new, anonymous user has, of course, zero other uploads.

Furthermore, according to the publicly-viewable stats provided by YouTube, the very first place this video was posted was Jon Huntsman’s campaign website,  This was done on January 4, the very day the video was uploaded to YouTube, and before the video had received any traffic from other sites.

Huntsman’s people then immediately came out condemning the video and calling on Ron Paul to disavow it, as though he had anything to do with it or even knew about it.  An article published on the website of the Salt Lake Tribute on January 5, the day after it was posted, reads:

Huntsman to Paul: Disavow ‘manchurian candidate’ ad with Chinese daughter

Jon Huntsman’s campaign is asking Rep. Ron Paul to disavow a YouTube spot posted by a supporter that questions whether the former Utah governor is loyal to the United States or China and features shots of his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie Mei, and an image of Huntsman superimposed wearing a Communist uniform.

“The ad is offensive and the Paul campaign and their supporters should condemn it,” Huntsman spokesman Tim Miller said Thursday night after the clip began circulating.

(Continued here.)

The same day, the video was posted to the front page of, where smear artist Leon H. Wolf used it as an excuse to attack Ron Paul and his supporters.   With absolutely no proof and zero skepticism regarding who created the video, Wolf tells his readers that this video was created by “Ron Paul supporters” and provides “yet more evidence that they are mostly liberal Democrats who are mad that Obama has governed too far to the right”.   “Clearly Paul’s supporters are smarting a bit from finishing well behind a guy with no money and no campaign organization in Iowa, which was their one and only chance to win a state, and are letting their true colors show,” he added.

It was also posted to on January 5th, where, again, with zero proof or skepticism, it was attributed it to an “independent group supporting Ron Paul’s candidacy”, and was said to “illustrate some of the more fervent energy on behalf of the candidate.”  They later added:

UPDATE: We’ve received suggestions from some readers that this video was created to “troll” Ron Paul supporters and make them look bad. It appears that the YouTube account was created just one day ago. There is no way to know for sure whether this was created sincerely on behalf of Dr. Paul or as a dirty trick against his followers. As always, we will let our readers decide.

Huntsman himself foreshadowed an upcoming attack on Ron Paul in a recent interview on CNN.  Referring to a recent tweet by a Ron Paul staffer poking fun at his poor showing in Iowa, Huntsman and Piers Morgan laughed through the following exchange:

HUNTSMAN: Just tell Dr. Paul that I owe him a tweet in return, and he should be– he should be expecting one some time soon.

MORGAN: I think you should do what Mitt Romney does and get the dirty work done by somebody else.  Perhaps in your case your daughters could unleash themselves on Twitter on him.  I think that might be a better way of doing it.  Keep your hands out of it.

HUNTSMAN: They’ve got plenty– they’ve got plenty up their sleeves Piers, and you might be surprised at what they release in the next few days.

MORGAN: No, I’m hearing– I’m hearing noises of more stuff coming.  I can’t wait.

Despite all of this evidence that this is a “false flag”-style dirty trick set up by OPPONENTS of Paul with the complicity or even at the direction of the Huntsman campaign, the corporate media is now running with this story and attributing the video to Paul supporters, and in some cases even the actual Ron Paul campaign itself, while allowing Huntsman to play the victim.  Examples:

Huntsman objects to ad by Paul backers featuring adopted daughtersWashington Post/AP, Jan 6

Huntsman outraged at ad targeting adopted daughters Reuters, Jan 6
“Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman and members of his family expressed outrage on Friday at an advertisement targeted at his adopted daughters by a group supporting rival Ron Paul.”

Pro-Ron Paul ad mocks Jon Huntsman’s adopted Chinese daughter San Fransisco Chronicle, Jan 6

Jon Hunstman denounces ad showcasing his adopted daughters  Guardian, Jan 6
“Ad posted to YouTube by pro-Ron Paul group labels Huntsman as un-American for adopting girls from China and India”

Huntsman Slams Web Video Featuring Adopted Daughters Fox News, Jan 6
“Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman slammed a group purportedly backing Ron Paul after it released a Web video that included footage of Huntsman’s adopted daughters and questioned whether he represented “American values.”

Jon Huntsman objects to video supporting Ron Paul that calls him ‘Manchurian candidate’ Boston Globe, Jan 6

Ron Paul’s Negative Ad Blitz The Atlantic Wire, Jan 6

Cindy McCain, whose husband, Senator John McCain, just endorsed Mitt Romney yesterday, jumps in on the action, acting as though this video was posted by Ron Paul’s campaign, tweeting:  “I deeply resent the video made using the adopted daughters of @johnhuntsman. @ronpaul shame on you.”  Fox News and ABC make this tweet headline news.

The Paul campaign has, of course, already explained this they had nothing to do with this video, nor do they support it at all.

Paul’s New Hampshire spokeswoman, Kate Schackai: “The video was utterly distasteful and no one who actually supports Dr. Paul’s principles would have made it”

Paul’s campaign chairman, Jesse Benton:  “The video is disgusting… [whoever] put that up should remove it immediately.”

Nevertheless, CNN’s John King — right after attempting to link Paul to racists and anti-Semites — felt the need to show this video to millions on national TV, with captions calling it a “political ad”.  Paul, of course, denounced the video, and pointed out the absurdity of asking him to answer for it.  He didn’t even seem to have seen it yet. (The relevant section starts around the 6:40 mark, but I recommend watching the full video.)

(John King’s wife, CNN “journalist” Dana Bash, recently let it slip that she is personally “worried” about Ron Paul’s campaign.)

Meanwhile, this story has generated more positive press for Huntsman than money could buy.  Endearing images of him with his adopted daughters are all over the media, along with quotes of him explaining how he heroically saved them from a bleak fate.

Furthermore, one of Huntsman’s (biological) daughters –  the ones who just days ago he hinted had “plenty up their sleeve” and that “you might be surprised at what they release in the next few days” –  has already gone on national TV denouncing the video as “vile” and promoting Huntsman as a family man.

This is a priceless Jon Huntsman campaign ad, running in every newspaper and on every TV screen nationwide, for free.  “Cui Bono?

UPDATE #1: Some anonymous person (“AN APPARENT SANTORUM SUPPORTER”!) has now created the YouTube account NH4Santorum and uploaded the same video there, calling on viewers to vote for Santorum.  NH4Romney has also appeared (OBVIOUSLY CREATED BY A ROMNEY SUPPORTER!).  It too features the “China Jon” ad and calling on viewers to vote for Mitt Romney.  Will the media now ask these candidates to disown the video, or will they suddenly be perfectly capable of seeing how ridiculous that is?  The answer is obvious.

UPDATE #2: A couple months ago, Huntsman’s daughters made a viral video spoofing Herman Cain’s “smoking” ad:

Here is a Washington Post headline from a month later (Dec 1:(  “John Huntsman’s strange viral video strategy.“  The article begins, “In their latest video, three daughters of former Utah governor Jon Huntsman rap insults about the rest of the GOP presidential field to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack.”

UPDATE #3: A reader has e-mailed me to point out that the offending “Jon Huntsman’s Values” video was tagged “jon2012girls” by whoever operates the “NHLiberty4Paul” account.

jon2012girls is the online moniker of Huntsman’s daughters, which they use on YouTube and Twitter.  Their Cain “spoof” video carries the same tag.

 UPDATE #4: Some people are going wild over a thread on a web forum which purports to be an exchange between Huntsman “campaign insiders”, one of whom supposedly got a call from “the big man” himself to thank him/her personally for creating the “China Jon” video.  The thread is an obvious fake/parody. There were only TWO TOTAL THREADS in the entire “Jon Huntsman Forum” (on this random website which says at the top “Be Anonymous – Registration is not required to post”), including the thread in question.  The other thread was entitled “Great plan to get rid of ron paul supporters …FOREVER!”.  It reads: “Even when ron paul loses big time, his supporters will still be a thorn in the side of the status quo. We need to get rid of these people forever. I propose that after Huntsman is elected, he nukes iran, which will quickly result in WW3. At this time we can force a military draft, ship all them ron paul hippies to the middle east and use them as cannon fodder. JUST LOOK AT THESE NUTS IN THE PICTURE!!! THEY ARE A DANGER TO AMERICAS FREEDOMS” .  Do people really think this is how Huntsman supporters talk?  It’s obvious satire.  These anonymous internet users are not real Huntsman  “campaign insiders”, just like the creator of the “China Jon” video is not a real “Ron Paul supporter”.

UPDATE #5: On Friday, Huntsman’s daughters retweeted Cindy McCain saying “@ronpaul shame on you” to their 20,000+ followers via their “Jon2012girls” Twitter account.  Do you think they’re incapable of understanding that Ron Paul is not responsible for anonymously-created internet videos?


Update - has decided this story is not "newsworthy"... I disagree!

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23 posted on 01/07/2012 10:48:20 AM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Michael.SF.
“news story about Santorum’s wife having an abortion in 1996??? Has this been posted or confirmed?”

Although no one will say so, it does look to be true. It was a “life of the mother” circumstance as I understand it. Technically, an “abortion”. Should this be part of a campaign? NO! A vast majority of Americans would agree with abortion in this case. Can you be adamantly “Pro Life” if your wife had such an abortion? ABSOLUTELY YES.

I do believe in the “life of the mother” exception. Rape or incest is no reason to abort a healthy baby from a healthy mother.

24 posted on 01/07/2012 10:48:42 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: lucky american

You may have a virus or malware infection. There are 0 popups on FR.

25 posted on 01/07/2012 10:48:42 AM PST by TheZMan (
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To: Leader_Of_The _Conservatives
Trying to discredit the only candidate able to restore liberty and freedom

Put down the bong ok?

What do Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have in common?

1.) Neither one of them will ever be President.

2.) Both of them will ultimately end up being punchlines on late night TV.
26 posted on 01/07/2012 10:50:20 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: trebb

There are those “key “ like in your post the word “package” and text enhance ad comes up. Words that when you mouse over they come up with ads that you have won somthing or answer a question. I have popup on and anti spyware.

27 posted on 01/07/2012 10:52:12 AM PST by lucky american (Latest Surveys show: 3 out of 4 people make up 3/4's of the world's population)
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To: CainConservative
Huntsman and Paul camps need to grow up.

No, they need to go away.

28 posted on 01/07/2012 10:55:36 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: TheZMan

running spyware now.

29 posted on 01/07/2012 10:56:51 AM PST by lucky american (Latest Surveys show: 3 out of 4 people make up 3/4's of the world's population)
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To: lucky american

If what you have doesn’t find anything try Spybot S&D at It’s free.

30 posted on 01/07/2012 11:00:02 AM PST by TheZMan (
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To: faucetman
Although no one will say so, it does look to be true.

How can you say that?

They induced labor, the baby was born alive and died two hours later. Inducing labor is very common. I do not see how you can call that an abortion.

31 posted on 01/07/2012 11:01:59 AM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: ronnie raygun

What the hell is Huntsman even doing in the race? Far less credibility and support than Bachmann. Frankly, he gives me the creeps.

32 posted on 01/07/2012 11:03:49 AM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: Leader_Of_The _Conservatives
the only candidate able to restore liberty and freedom...

Paul's insane foreign policy stance pretty much discredits him. The only thing he can restore is Obama's presidency.

33 posted on 01/07/2012 11:04:18 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: ronnie raygun

What the hell is Huntsman even doing in the race? Far less credibility and support than Bachmann. Frankly, he gives me the creeps.

34 posted on 01/07/2012 11:06:53 AM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: jpsb
maybe all those insulting Paul over the ad would like apologize on this thread?

Or, put another way, perhaps the Paul bots should ask themselves why everyone instantly believed they would stoop to this level?

35 posted on 01/07/2012 11:14:27 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Ask Cain about "everyone" believing ugly lies put out to destroy character, or ask Sara Palin or for that matter ask Newt.

Folks that would use the lie are not much better then the liar.

36 posted on 01/07/2012 11:21:39 AM PST by jpsb
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To: submarinerswife

Yep, that too.

37 posted on 01/07/2012 11:24:18 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: jpsb

Hey, I have no dog in this fight. I was just making a hypothetical comment - that the Huntsman folks would do this speaks volumes about total lack of character on their part. I do not support him at all.

Paul supporters would be well advised to ask themselves why it was so believable though.

Again, does not concern me either way about either campaign. Just making observations.

38 posted on 01/07/2012 11:27:10 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: lucky american

Do you have Malware Bytes? That program is really good at malware (worms, trojans, etc) detection and removal. You may want to download and run that, if you don’t.

39 posted on 01/07/2012 11:27:39 AM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: sanjuanbob

The baby was stillborn if I recall correctly. Had nothing to do with abortion. The Left, the Libs are the most hateful, cruel, downright inhumane life forms on Earth that think nothing of lying about such events without one iota of remorse.

40 posted on 01/07/2012 11:32:09 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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